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Postby bluc » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:05 pm

Thought I would share a pic of my latest addition

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10l american oak. Have had hot water in it half hour, it dripped half a dozen times and it now looks like it has sealed up. May leave couple more hours then swap the water for ruuuummmmm :D
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Re: new addition

Postby EziTasting » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:31 pm

Was going to compliment you on your nice can... until I read the text! :laughing-rolling:

Is that #1?
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Re: new addition

Postby rumdidlydum » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Thats a nice looking pepsi can :teasing-tease:

Good stuff bluc :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:16 pm

Lol yep #1. I thought you would like my custom pepsi can. Just a heads up when you fill with water dont put the bung in top. I just had to lever mine out thats after an hour :laughing-rolling:
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Re: new addition

Postby Kenster » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Nice to see you got your stainless tap sorted...
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:20 am

I filled the barrel up was wondering was I supposed to leave headroom, or is that only for wine port? I get 11.5l into it..full to the top.
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Re: new addition

Postby TasSpirits » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:22 am

bluc wrote:I filled the barrel up was wondering was I supposed to leave headroom, or is that only for wine port? I get 11.5l into it..full to the top.

No headroom, as you will start losing volume and abv quite fast.
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Re: new addition

Postby Psykamaholik » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:30 am

I leave a tiny bit of headroom in mine because I found if I didn't, putting in the bung would create new leaks in the barrel
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:30 am

ok thanks tas
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:24 am

Psykamaholik wrote:I leave a tiny bit of headroom in mine because I found if I didn't, putting in the bung would create new leaks in the barrel

Interesting thanks. People with 10l barrel how long do you leave it in and what do you reakon your losses volume/abv are?
I plan to use mine for my best, tightest cuts and never empty it but pull two litres out and put 2l white dog back. Initially thinking about leaving about 3months :think:
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Re: new addition

Postby rumdidlydum » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:32 pm

The time i used mine i over oaked it. I rekon half that would be better for the first time round :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:51 pm

So about 6weeks cheers rummy. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: new addition

Postby coffe addict » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:04 pm

The first two fills will be very quick so I'd suggest regular sampling lol
After the first two you can age for longer. I fill to the top and have barely noticed the angels share but if it's half full the angels take a noticeable amount.
Enjoy
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:31 pm

Ok cool more good info will be sure to keep it full and check regular for first two lots :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: new addition

Postby Azza76 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:32 pm

Looks good mate I will be following your progress on this one
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Re: new addition

Postby bluc » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:50 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft: will post up details when i drain it..
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Re: new addition

Postby Woodsy71 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:51 pm

Nice one Bluc :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: new addition

Postby Maritsio2016 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:24 pm

i used cheap port in mine for first few fills then went to rum was awesome.
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Re: new addition

Postby Azza76 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 pm

Bundy small batch that has aged in 100 year old port barrels is very tasty wouldn't mind trying that as well 8-}
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Re: new addition

Postby coffe addict » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:34 pm

:text-+1: I had port in one of mine for a while before spirit and worked nicely but you can get the same affect with soaking oak off cuts in Port and you don't need much port that way

That's :text-+1: on port not bundy lol
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